Chariot to raise £90m to fund Namibia exploration

first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 8:34 pm More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her whatsapp whatsapp Chariot to raise £90m to fund Namibia exploration Tags: NULL Share CHARIOT Oil & Gas said yesterday it expects to raise about £90m through a discounted share placing to help fund its exploration programme as it plans to drill its first well in offshore Namibia in late 2011. The Africa-focused oil and gas exploration company said yesterday it has placed about 36m shares at 25p each, an 18 per cent discount to the stock’s Friday close. “The funds will enable Chariot to participate in a minimum of two wells and conduct a further 5,000 square kilometres 3D seismic programme across areas of specific interest in the central blocks,” the company said in a statement. In July of last year, Chariot had said it expected to start production in 2013-14 after drilling its first well in offshore Namibia in 2011. Chariot Oil shares, which have risen 32 per cent since a resources update in January, lost 11.6 per cent to close at 270.5p yesterday. KCS-content Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Record customer numbers boost Kindred in 2018

first_img13th February 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kindred Group, the owner of Unibet, has reported a 20.8% rise in revenue for 2018, driven in part by a record fourth quarter and an all-time high in active customers for the period. However the operator saw increased costs in Q4 hit its bottom line, with profit for the quarter down 22.6% year-on-year. Record customer numbers boost Kindred in 2018 London-listed Kindred Group has reported a 20.8% rise in revenue for 2018, driven in part by record fourth quarter and an all-time high number of active customers in that period.Revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 grew to £907.6m (€1.0bn/$1.2bn), with sports betting contributing £435.6m of the total, up 25.7% year-on-year. The majority of sports betting revenue (£280.7m) came from Western European markets, followed by the Nordic region, which accounted for a further £111.9m.Central, Eastern and Southern European markets contributed £34.1m, while revenue from other markets fell 20.5% to £8.9m.The casino and games vertical generated revenue of £431.8m, with the revenue mix very similar to sports betting. Western Europe accounted for the majority, followed by the Nordics, then Central, Eastern and Southern European.Poker made a £17.9m contribution to full-year revenue, up 17.8% from 2017, with the final £22.3m coming from other sources.In 2018 Kindred, which owns the Unibet brand, paid £158.7m in betting duties, up 39.7% from the prior year, with £50.0m paid out though marketing revenue share deals. This left a gross profit for the year of £552.2m, up 17.2% year-on-year.Full-year operating costs amounted to £378.1m, of which £189.0m was spent on marketing, with £84.0m spent on employee salaries. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for 2018 grew to £202.8m, with operating profit up 13.3% at £156.0m.Once net finance costs of £4.2m and taxes were taken out, Kindred posted a post-tax profit of £131.6m, representing a 12.1% improvement from 2017.For the fourth quarter of 2018, ended December 31, revenue was up 5.1%. Customer numbers grew strongly over 2018, with 24.9m registered by the end of the year, up from 23.9m at the end of Q3 (September 30, 2018). For the fourth quarter active players – those that have placed a bet in the past three months – amounted to 1,568,574, up 18.0% year-on-year.“In the fourth quarter of 2018 we have seen strong levels of activity, together with an all-time high in active customers,” Kindred Group chief executive Henrik Tjarnström said. “This has resulted in record gross winnings revenue, proving that our long-term strategy, to maintain a sustainable business by increasing the number of active customers rather than the ARPU, is paying off.“Despite the exceptional sportsbook margin in the fourth quarter of 2017 making the comparatives for this quarter very tough, we have still managed to grow the business by 5 per cent.”Sports betting accounted for £124.9m of Q4 revenue, of which in-play wagering accounted for 44.4%. Sports betting gross margin, before free bets, amounted to 11.0%, down 0.7 percentage points from the prior year, though this fell to 9.4% after free bets.Casino revenue in the fourth quarter rose 7.9% year-on-year to £114.7m, with a further £4.9m coming from poker, and £5.6m coming from other sources.Looking at the revenue mix in terms of markets, Western Europe accounted for 59% of the Q4 total, followed by a 32% contribution from the Nordics. Central, Eastern and Southern Europe generated 7% of Kindred’s revenue for the period, with a further 2% coming from other territories.Increased costs incurred in Q4 drove down quarterly profits. Cost of sales for the period was up 16.2% at £97.6m, leaving a gross profit of £152.5m, which dipped slightly from the £154.0m reported for the final quarter of 2017. Once marketing costs of £51.2m and administrative expenses of £51.8m were stripped out, underlying EBITDA was down 21.1% at £58.8m.After finance costs of £1.2m, pre-tax profit fell to £45.0m, which declined to £39.3m once income tax of £5.7m was stripped out. This represented a year-on-year decline of 22.6% from Q4 2017.Following the end of the reporting period, Kindred went live in the Swedish market, with Tjarnström revealing that the operator had been working towards the roll-out since summer 2018.“Always planning ahead, the group prepared for the opening of the Swedish market and enlarged the customer base through bonus offers and marketing investments already from the start of the World Cup last summer,” he explained.“During the first six weeks of 2019, we awarded our Swedish customers with one additional bonus under the terms of the new licensing system, which resulted in new depositing customers up by 166 per cent and active customers up by 97 per cent over the last 90 days. As expected, we can now see the bonus expenditure tail off.”The operator is also preparing to enter the regulated US market, working towards launching a sportsbook in New Jersey as a skin under Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City’s licence. This will be followed by a roll-out in Pennsylvania, where Kindred has partnered the Mohegan Sun Pocono tribal venue.Tjarnström also revealed that for the period from January 1 to February 10, 2019, daily average gross winning revenue was up 17% than the full first quarter of 2018. Email Address Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gamblinglast_img read more

Premier League Live: Manchester City beats Arsenal 3-0, Sterling, De Bruyne…

first_imgSportSport News ATP Tour By Kunal Dhyani – June 18, 2020 PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! Onlinecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftThere was concern for City late on as Eric Garcia needed several minutes of treatment on the pitch after a nasty collision with goalkeeper Ederson, and was carried off on a stretcher.Arsenal were second best throughout as manager Mikel Arteta left Alexandre Lacazette on the bench and Mesut Ozil was kept out of the extended 20-man squad.There were bursts of energy from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah going forward in the first half but it was City who were more dangerous.De Bruyne, Sterling and David Silva were all denied by Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno, who produced an impressive display, but it seemed inevitable City would move ahead when Luiz’s mistake gifted Sterling a chance from close range.On an evening in which thousands tuned in to watch a new-look Premier League on their TV screens, players from both clubs used their platform to support the Black Lives Matter movement for racial equality. Facebook Twitter TAGSManchester City beat ArsenalManchester City vs Arsenal HighlightsPremier League LivePremier League Live StreamingPremier league points table SHARE Previous articleFrench Open Tennis to allow fans in the stadium, will now start from 27th SepNext articleLa Liga Live : Spanish league delivers 12.63% more viewership for opening games Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. The defender was then sent off after pulling back Riyad Mahrez in the second half to give away a penalty, which Kevin de Bruyne coolly slotted in for City’s second.Substitute Phil Foden netted a third for the defending champions, capitalising on a rebound from Sergio Aguero’s strike. Football Premier League Live: Manchester City beats Arsenal 3-0, Sterling, De Bruyne score Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Ethan Ampadu sent off as Wales get reduced to 10-men; Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football center_img Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Manchester City secured a comfortable victory behind closed doors on the first night of the Premier League’s return. City won the opening night encounter 3-0 as Sterling, De Bruyne and Foden scored goals for the winners.Victory for Pep Guardiola’s side means league leaders Liverpool remain six points away from winning the title – writing off any potential celebrations in Sunday’s Merseyside derby.Arsenal’s performance riddled with mistakes – City took advantage to win 3-0Arsenal’s David Luiz was sent off in a performance riddled with mistakes as Luiz sent off. Luiz, who came on as a first-half substitute, failed to clear the ball just before half-time and Raheem Sterling fired in City’s opener. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Sport News Sport News Latest Sports News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Esports ATP Tour Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Sport News YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win titlelast_img read more

Redstar Express Plc ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgRedstar Express Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Redstar Express Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Redstar Express Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Redstar Express Plc (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRedstar Express Plc offers an air express service in Nigeria and provides transportation, warehousing and supply chain management services. Its services encompass international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, integrated logistics solutions, information and document management solutions, warehousing and e-commerce solutions. Domestic products include Red Star Express Domestic services for same day, priority and package collections. Domestic direct distribution streamlines the movement of shipments from the manufacturer to multiple end users; customer and address verifications services offer a streamlined express service for financial institutions and large corporations; bulk mail services are designed to move bulk items such as annual reports, share offer forms, share certificates, customer invoices and direct mail; special project services include product sampling, delivery and retrieval of promotional items. International products include a point-to-point delivery service, international inbound collections and direct distribution. Value added services include online tracking, signature proof of delivery, insurance, customs clearance, packaging and desktop software shipping solutions. Redstar Express Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Redstar Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Training equips volunteers to launch, sustain outreach ministries

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Sharon SheridanPosted Feb 18, 2014 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon Richard Miller says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (2) Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA February 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm Wonderful ministries are being supported by Episcopal Charties and shared with the community. This is what Jesus asks of us all. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME February 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm Wow, this sounds wonderful!! I am a Episcopal Service Corps scholar and they give grants for congregational transformation. I’m wondering if anyone from your group would apply for the funding to help train more trainers around the country and help other dioceses implement this program! Funding may also help provide the curriculum in English and Spanish if it isn’t already done. I would love to bring this type of outreach ministry training into my congregation and am sure that the Diocese of VA would benefit from it! Blessings! Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Rev. Daniel Velez Rivera says: Kokie Dinnan, standing at far right, is among the instructors for Beyond the Walls: Outreach Ministry, Administration and Fundraising, offered in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. Dinnan is executive director of Family Promise of South Palm Beach County. Photo/Family Promise of South Palm Beach County[Episcopal News Service] Luz Espona Perez-Iturbe’s relatives in her native Argentina were surprised to hear that some Americans go hungry. But the need, she tells them, is real, fed by the economic downturn, unemployment and government budget cuts.Perez-Iturbe is seeking to meet that need in a collaborative effort between two Miami-area Episcopal churches: St. Faith’s in Cutler Bay, which operates a food pantry, and her parish of St. Luke the Physician, Kendall, which will support food-collection efforts. She’s taking a leadership role in the initiative, learning how to assess the community’s needs, marshal resources and volunteers and understand it all within a scriptural context thanks to a diocesan training program for laity and clergy involved in congregational outreach.“Beyond the Walls: Outreach Ministry Development, Administration and Fundraising” is a yearlong certificate program that Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida offers in partnership with the Diocesan School for Christian Studies. Open to all in the diocese, and required for diaconal students, the program provides classes led by visiting professionals who teach the basics of beginning, operating, funding and sustaining a congregational outreach ministry.The program’s genesis was in workshops offered through Episcopal Charities of New York when the Rev. Donna Lise Dambrot was associate director.  She brought the concept to Southeast Florida when she became president and executive director of Episcopal Charities there in 2009.“There’s a certain DNA of congregational outreach ministry that’s very different” from a typical social-service agency, she said. “It’s very often volunteer-based, and people feel called to serve perhaps as a result of our Gospel call of Matthew 25. But they don’t have the skills or the tools to really create and manage and operate and sustain the program.”So, for example, a group of enthusiastic volunteers may begin a food pantry or after-school program that the community begins to depend on, she said. But as the core of volunteers decreases over time, and no sustainability measures are put in place, the program gradually dwindles and closes.In Southeast Florida, Episcopal Charities began offering workshops to address issues such as how to use volunteers, how to construct a budget, how to market an outreach program. With a Roanridge Trust grant, the agency made Online Outreach University video workshops available.But they decided “this isn’t enough,” Dambrot said. “There has been no program … that really offers the soup-to-nuts type of toolbox of ‘how do you do outreach ministry’ that’s geared to congregations and the real specific and particular needs of congregational life.”So Episcopal Charities created a curriculum and partnered with the diocesan school. Classes are offered at St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Fort Lauderdale. Students also can take an individual class – say, just to learn about developing a program budget. The diocesan program currently has eight students – the highest of any class in the school — with the number attending almost doubling for some individual sessions, Dambrot said. Her mantra is: “Just keep flexible and keep responsive to the needs we hear from our community.”The course begins with sessions exploring what called the students to outreach ministry and the discernment process for choosing an outreach program. Subsequent classes tackle topics from how to create a program budget and developing and sustaining a committed core of volunteers to marketing, funding sources, grant writing, preparing for leadership succession and assessing the ongoing need for a program’s services.Dambrot teaches some classes, but outside presenters from various agencies, including the Episcopal Church Office of Communication, teach most of them.  “We have assembled a panel of teachers that are professionally doing the work that they’re teaching,” she said.Kokie Dinnan, executive director of Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, has led classes on how to recruit, train, use and retain volunteers. An interfaith ministry, Family Promise houses homeless families in congregations on a rotating basis and helps clients access needed social services. Previously, she did children’s and family ministry in Episcopal congregations and saw firsthand the need for supporting and educating those involved in outreach, she said. “Any opportunity that can be given to support those that are doing work in our community is vital and valid and important.”At Family Promise, “I train volunteers all the time, but this was like training the trainer,” she said. Her most recent Beyond the Walls class had students of varied backgrounds, including some diaconal students. “They were hungry for how to be able to take what they’re learning and take it back and implement it in their lives.”Her instructions on engaging volunteers begin with the importance of the “personal ask.”“People don’t necessarily respond to an advertisement,” she said. It’s also important to recognize people’s skills and what they do and don’t enjoy doing. “Help them to be able to use the gifts that they want to use. Put them where they’re going to feel comfortable.”Once people are involved, she said, “I don’t think you can ever tell a volunteer too many times how much you appreciate them and thank them for what they’re doing.”It’s also important to empower volunteers and make sure they feel like you’re working together to accomplish something, she said. When someone works with her, “I don’t want people to feel like I am the boss and you have to do this because Kokie said so. I want people to be empowered and to come and say, ‘Look, this needs to be done. How can we accomplish this?’”“Everyone needs to have a stake in what you’re doing,” she said. “If you can provide that, your volunteers are going to stay. … To me, it’s all about relationship building.”Perez-Iturbe, who previously volunteered at Zoo Miami and in youth ministries, said taking the diocesan course has taught her to take volunteering seriously, as well as how to organize herself and tools for assessing a community’s needs and how to meet them.“Going to do ministry … sometimes you don’t really know what to do and how to do it,” she said. “I’ve been volunteering for many years. I kind of know how to do things as of now, but this is like the ABCs, and Scripture-based. Everything that I do now, I truly understand the Baptismal Covenant behind it.”“There’s not a lot of money; there’s a lot of need,” she added. “This course helps you develop, see what the need is, allocate resources accordingly and wisely.”She also appreciates that the instructors provide contact information for following up if you need assistance with a particular issue, she said. “You can call them back and say, ‘Hey, can you help me with this?’ and they’re so welcoming.”St. Luke’s first food collection for the pantry at St. Faith’s will happen Feb. 23. This sort of collaborative ministry Perez-Iturbe is fostering is precisely the sort of ministry Episcopal Charities likes to support.“Our goal is to create a collaborative diocesan outreach that transcends the walls of a particular congregation because we think that’s the best way or the most loving way we can serve people, realizing that each community has its own specific needs and challenges,” Dambrot said.“Sometimes our congregations tend to be a little insular. They want to work together, but sometimes there’s maybe not even a thought of, ‘Hey, let’s collaborate with the church down the street or the nearest Episcopal church … and maybe we can do something big and in the process create community and in the process maybe enlarge our hearts in the gospel.”“I see Episcopal Charities as really a part of that process of gathering people, taking them outside their doors and bringing them together, creating a community of those who feel called to serve.”To serve potential students located a long drive from campus, they plan to offer online classes in the fall using Webex, an online video conferencing service, and an audio-visual screen system the diocese has in different locations, Dambrot said.She hopes they can offer the Beyond the Walls training to the wider church as well, she said. “We definitely plan on taking the materials and having the material available because they’re great materials. … We want to make this available beyond the walls of the diocese.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. 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James O’Connor states where he’s most suited to after officially signing with Rugby Australia and the Reds

first_imgTuesday Jul 16, 2019 James O’Connor states where he’s most suited to after officially signing with Rugby Australia and the Reds James O’Connor is officially back in Australian rugby, after Rugby Australia today confirmed that the former Wallabies star has signed with Queensland for the 2020 season of Super Rugby on a two-and-a-half-year deal.ADVERTISEMENTO’Connor returned to Australia after having been with Sale Sharks in the UK, having last played for his country in 2013.He now returns to his home city of Brisbane, where he started his career with the Reds as a 17-year-old. He later became the second youngest player to debut in the Wallabies jersey when he made his debut in 2008 against Italy in Padua.“Firstly, I just want to say how grateful I am to be given this opportunity again,” O’Connor said.“There’s been a lot of work put in behind the scenes and a lot of guys have shown faith in me so all I’m focusing on right now is putting my best foot forward. I have a bigger ‘why’ now and that is what fuels me. In saying that, I’m excited to be back here. Even at 29, I’m still learning and we’re really pushing each other. It’s been an intense hit the last few weeks, but I think I’m in a lot better place physically.”With 44 Test caps and having played wing, fullback and number ten, O’Connor now seems to have found his ideal position at 12.ADVERTISEMENTRugby Australia Director of Rugby Scott Johnson said: “Now is the time for James’ Rugby to do the talking. He’s come home for the right reasons to play Rugby and to help develop our Rugby programs. He’s matured and understands the leadership roles both on-and-off the field. He’s been honest and transparent throughout this whole process.”O’Connor played 14 games with English Premiership side London Irish and then signed with French rugby powerhouse Toulon the following year. He returned to Australia with the Reds in 2015, before leaving for Europe at season’s end with a grand total of 551 Super Rugby points across 71 career games. O’Connor played another season of Top 14 French Rugby with Toulon and then moved to the north of England with Sale Sharks.During the past two seasons at Sale, O’Connor scored three tries in 31 matches for the club – including 25 games of English Premiership Rugby.The deal allows O’Connor to be selected for the Wallabies opening Rugby Championship game against the Springboks on Saturday at Ellis Park. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

CB30 / Dellekamp Arquitectos

first_img Apartments ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CB30 / Dellekamp Arquitectos Mexico Photographs:  Dante Busquets, Oscar NecoecheaSave this picture!© Oscar NecoecheaRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. This building has 3 apartments looking unto the street as well as a 2 stories house in the back that lives to an interior patio. Due to the different needs of each client, the apartments have different floor plans. However the public areas concentrate in the front allowing it to become one single space, creating continuity with the exterior.Save this picture!© Dante BusquetsThere is a spectacular tree in front of the building, which became an object of design for the interior, as well as for the façade.Save this picture!© Oscar NecoecheaBy working with structural geometry, we managed to support the 15mt span with no columns that would obstruct the view to the exterior; we then sharpened the floor slabs and walls to the minimum, disappearing their edges in the façade.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessKita Göttingen / Despang ArchitektenArticlesHarvard University’s “Putting Public Space in its Place”EventProject locationAddress:Mexico City, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CB30 / Dellekamp ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCB30 / Dellekamp Arquitectoscenter_img “COPY” Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos, FRENTE arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDellekamp ArquitectosOfficeFollowFRENTE ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityMexicoPublished on March 07, 2013Cite: “CB30 / Dellekamp Arquitectos” [CB30 / Dellekamp Arquitectos] 07 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  1 m² Photographs Save this picture!© Dante Busquets+ 15 Share CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexicolast_img read more

Gala Bingo raises over £223,000 for Comic Relief

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 May 2007 | News Tagged with: corporate Events Gala Bingo raises over £223,000 for Comic Relief  23 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gala Bingo’s members and staff across the UK raised £223,134.13 for Comic Relief this year by hosting a wide range of humorous events.The managers of the three West Yorkshire clubs dressed up as chickens for a sponsored cycle, Cumbernauld’s manager was auctioned off as a cleaner and Leicester’s manager was “gunged” on stage in his club. Funds were also raised through Comic Relief games online at and on Gala TV available on Sky channel 841. Celebrity Sharon Osbourne hosted the first dedicated Comic Relief bingo game online. Advertisementlast_img read more

CAFAmerica helps donors support Japanese earthquake relief

first_img Howard Lake | 11 March 2011 | News  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAFAmerica, part of Charities Aid Foundation’s international network of offices, is advising Americans on how to donate to organisations providing humanitarian relief efforts in the wake of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan earlier today.CAFAmerica is compiling a list of Japanese and international charitable organisations preparing a response.CAFAmerica currently works with a number of international emergency response and relief organizations that are providing services and support for the communities impacted by this disaster. These include the International Federation of Red Cross, Oxfam UK, Doctors Without Borders and Christian Aid. This list will be expanding as more organisations turn their focus to providing CAFAmerica helps donors support Japanese earthquake relief Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation disaster Giving/Philanthropy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Guest Opinion | Rick Cole: Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force Has Its Work Cut Out For It

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | Rick Cole: Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force Has Its Work Cut Out For It By RICK COLE Published on Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 4:25 pm Herbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 51 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Mayor Victor Gordo has recognized the gravity and urgency of Pasadena’s housing and homelessness crisis by announcing the formation of an Affordable Housing Task Force. He has indicated the group will work to hammer out a comprehensive approach that can be incorporated into a revised housing element of our general plan. State law requires the updated housing element to be submitted for state review by October of this year.This is an important and encouraging step forward. So too is the recent appointment of Jess Rivas to fill the District 5 City Council seat that Gordo vacated on his election as mayor. Rivas told the council during her interview that, beyond the current pandemic, “the big challenge that we face is affordable housing and homelessness.” She spoke forcefully about adding to the city’s stock of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing in the years ahead.Pasadena has appointed housing panels before, going back to 1989 when a task force recommended the creation of the City’s Housing Department. Whether the mayor’s task force is effective boils down to three things: who gets appointed; how the group works; and whether there is long-term accountability for implementing its recommendations.Often when citizens are appointed to city commissions or committees, “the usual suspects” get the nod. That’s natural – elected officials look to established “leaders” that they know. There is clearly value in that – influential people are important to the credibility and acceptance of the results. Yet in a city as diverse as Pasadena, it’s vital to also look beyond familiar faces, especially on issues like affordable housing and homelessness.For example, homeowners dominate the council and city commissions. Hardly surprising. Those who own their own home have an investment in their community and typically are more stable residents. Yet 57% of Pasadena are renters – and they too have a direct stake in the outcome of city decisions, especially regarding housing. They also tend to be younger and more reflective of the changing demographics of Pasadena where more than 65% of the population is non-white.But there are other overlooked factors in who gets appointed that can have decisive impact on the effort. One is simply personality. Some very smart, very knowledgeable people simply don’t work well on committees. Having served on (as well as worked for) city councils and commissions, I’ve seen over and over again the vital importance of listening and collaborating. None of us have all the answers. Those who insist on pushing their personal point of view can paralyze a group’s work.It’s also important to have a mix of members, some with deep expertise and some who come with an open mind and fresh approach. Issues as complex as affordable housing and homelessness need both. It makes no sense to start from scratch, but if we just do what we’ve always done, we won’t seize new opportunities.Once the group is appointed and sits down to work, there are other crucial factors for success, starting with staff support. Data, reports, minutes and meeting logistics are key to framing the work of volunteers – and for this group, it will be important to have multi-faceted assistance. An issue of this magnitude and significance will need involvement by both the Housing and Community Development Departments, as well as both the City Manager and City Attorney’s Offices.Even the hardest working and most prepared group of task force members also need to listen to the broader public. The task force’s work should be coordinated with the community outreach the city plans on the housing element update. Ideally, the task force will ensure that all voices are heard, especially those likely to be left out – the rent-burdened, the unhoused, those who don’t speak English and even those who’ve been displaced in recent years, including a significant portion of Pasadena’s historic African-American community.Finally, we all know that in government it is not unusual for excellent, substantive reports to get submitted – and shelved. No matter how much time the task force puts in, no matter how sensitive they are to fiscal and political realities, no matter how hard they strive to reach consensus on bold, but achievable goals – it will be up to the council, staff and larger community to decide whether the recommendations are implemented – or ignored.These concerns should not daunt us. If the mayor selects a diverse and productive membership, if the task force listens to each other and the diverse voices in our community and if the recommendations are embraced and adopted into binding law in the housing element, Pasadena will have done what it does best: find common ground. The general plan itself embodies a commitment that “citizen participation will be a permanent part of achieving a greater city. Citizens will be provided with timely and understandable information on planning issues and projects; citizens will directly participate in shaping plans and policies for Pasadena’s future.”With the housing element needing to be finished in just seven months, the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force will have its work cut out for it!Rick Cole is a former mayor of Pasadena.last_img read more